By: Darlene Reid
World's Largest SundaE was right here in Edmonton!
Tags: Edmonton, largest sundae, world record, ice cream, alberta, dairy
Did you know that Edmonton was home to the world's largest sundae? On July 24, 1988, Edmonton Palm Dairies concoted the 25 tonne (54,915 lb) treat!
With two 45-foot semi-trailers filled with 350-pound slabs of ice cream in 63 flavours, a five-tonne truck filled with 45-gallon drums of sundae toppings, two forklifts and four electric power jacks and an empty swimming pool!
“I always wanted to get my name in the book,” said Rogiani, Alberta’s undisputed ice cream king. “It is my little claim to the fame. We’re all entitled to 15 minutes. This was mine.”
Rogiani, 46, figures his name will remain in the record books forever. That’s because Guinness no longer accepts attempts on historic food records due to the massive amount of wastage potentially involved, he said. He still holds the record today!
Only about half of thesundae ended up going to waste from what Rogiani remembers. The other half was sold for charity to the thousands in attendance. The cost was around $7,000 in ingredients and he made about $5,000 that was donated to the children’s ward at Grey Nuns Hospital.